Series: Divergent #1
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: April 25th 2011
My Rating: 5 cups
Blurb (from Goodreads):
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
You know how hard it is sometimes to express how much you loved a book? If I were in a movie, you'd hear crickets making their weird sounds and I'd stare at you like a zombie, because I have no clue how to say how much I loved Divergent.
I remember when this book first came out, EVERYONE was talking about it. Twitter was on fire, almost all bloggers I
Tris. Man, I loved her. She's one of those heroines that stick in your head long after you've finished reading the book. She's just simply amazing. I loved how strong she was. And I liked that even though she chose to leave her faction and join another one, she didn't completely forget where she came from, she didn't ignore that part of herself. My heart ached for her a couple of times during this book, but I think the bad things that happened to her made her even stronger. I really can't think of a negative thing or something that I didn't like about her.
Four was... He was dreamy and amazingly sexy and just... WOW! I liked how mysterious he was. And I liked that he didn't try to protect Tris and he didn't treat her like she was made of glass or like she couldn't take care of herself. He had an incredibly bad past, but it didn't make him look weak or broken. He was stronger because of his past.
There were many other characters that I loved, especially Christina and Uriah. Tori was an interesting character and I'm really curious to see what will happen to her in the rest of the series. As for the characters I hated, I seriously wish Peter and Marcus would go away and never come back. I also hope Eric gets a very slow and painful death.
I really loved Divergent and I cannot wait to read the other two books in the series. And I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some very painful moments for Marcus, Eric and Peter :D